Promoting a Relational Focus in Intensive In-Home Supervision

CE Hours: 3.0
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Wednesday, 6/9/21, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Zoom Web Conference
Thursday, 6/10/21, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Zoom Web Conference
Friday, 6/11/21, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Zoom Web Conference

Treatment outcomes in ESFT directly depend on shifting caregivers to a relational view of their child’s problems. When caregivers adopt a relational view of problems, they are more open to therapists’ efforts to help them respond to their children more effectively. However, relational reframing depends on therapists’ ability to identify the difference between a behavioral mindset and a relational one. Too often, therapists value a relational approach to treatment but operate from a behavioral mindset, often unaware. The supervisor plays a critical role in helping therapists become more aware of how they think about and respond to families when discussing behavioral issues. This workshop begins with a review of the ESFT Logic Model. An explanation is provided for how it can be used to guide supervision and training. In this interactive workshop, supervisors’ videotapes of their supervision sessions with teams are reviewed. Group discussions focus on identifying relational interventions in videotapes and how to shift therapists’ attention to family relationships most effectively.

As a result of attending this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe  the ESFT Logic Model
  2. Identify markers of a relational focus in videotape review of sessions
  3. Describe strategies for promoting therapists’ development of a relational focus